Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 712 668 662
Rank change year-on-year -44 -6 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 126 175 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 122 119
England median daily rate £400 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +4.69% +11.11%
10th Percentile £286 £315 £262
90th Percentile £558 £586 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £408 £400
% change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% +13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
England median hourly rate £36.13 - £51.25
10th Percentile £31.41 - £47.50
90th Percentile £41.14 - £53.88
UK median hourly rate £36.13 - £51.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,499 85,538 93,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,692 56,349 60,467
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £610 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,538 2,914 3,579
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Unix Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -92 44 £406 -9.72% 3
North of England +34 27 £363 +3.57% 2
South East -25 27 £406 +1.56% 1
South West +25 17 £530 +51.43% 2
North West +21 14 £363 -12.12% 1
Yorkshire +16 12 £375 +3.45% 1
Midlands +16 8 £370 -12.94%
West Midlands +14 4 £383 -10.00%
East Midlands - 4 £321 -
East of England -12 3 £370 +9.63% 2
North East +42 1 £278 -13.28%
Unix Administrator
UK

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Unix Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 126 (100.00%) Unix
2 97 (76.98%) Linux
3 59 (46.83%) Solaris
4 56 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 46 (36.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (29.37%) Finance
7 33 (26.19%) AIX
8 30 (23.81%) Oracle
9 27 (21.43%) Perl
10 23 (18.25%) Veritas
11 21 (16.67%) Puppet
12 20 (15.87%) Banking
13 19 (15.08%) SAN
14 18 (14.29%) Sun
14 18 (14.29%) Shell Script
14 18 (14.29%) Security Cleared
15 17 (13.49%) Bash Shell
15 17 (13.49%) Clustering
15 17 (13.49%) Windows
16 15 (11.90%) NFS
16 15 (11.90%) Problem Management
17 14 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
17 14 (11.11%) NetApp
17 14 (11.11%) Python
18 13 (10.32%) JBoss
18 13 (10.32%) IBM
18 13 (10.32%) SUSE
18 13 (10.32%) Change Management
18 13 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
18 13 (10.32%) Ansible

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (10.32%) JBoss
2 8 (6.35%) Apache
2 8 (6.35%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.97%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.38%) SAS
5 2 (1.59%) Confluence
5 2 (1.59%) iPlanet
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) GitHub
3 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) SAN
2 11 (8.73%) NAS
3 10 (7.94%) Firewall
4 9 (7.14%) SSH
4 9 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.76%) DNS
5 6 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (4.76%) SMS
6 5 (3.97%) FTP
7 3 (2.38%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.38%) SSL
8 2 (1.59%) Internet
8 2 (1.59%) LDAP
9 1 (0.79%) DHCP
9 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.79%) Extranet
9 1 (0.79%) HTTP
9 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
2 6 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.59%) MySQL
5 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) DB2
6 1 (0.79%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.79%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 37 (29.37%) Finance
2 20 (15.87%) Banking
3 10 (7.94%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.59%) Games
5 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) Middleware
2 3 (2.38%) LAMP
3 2 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.59%) J2EE
3 2 (1.59%) JSON
3 2 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.59%) YAML
4 1 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Clustering
2 12 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 7 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (5.56%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (4.76%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.38%) Replication
8 2 (1.59%) HACMP
8 2 (1.59%) Online Games
9 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.79%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.79%) LPAR
9 1 (0.79%) NHS
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Exalogic
9 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Unix
2 97 (76.98%) Linux
3 59 (46.83%) Solaris
4 46 (36.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (26.19%) AIX
6 17 (13.49%) Windows
7 13 (10.32%) SUSE
8 12 (9.52%) HPUX
9 7 (5.56%) CentOS
10 6 (4.76%) Windows Server
11 3 (2.38%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.79%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.79%) VMS
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.90%) Problem Management
2 13 (10.32%) Change Management
2 13 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (10.32%) High Availability
3 11 (8.73%) Configuration Management
3 11 (8.73%) ITIL
4 10 (7.94%) DevOps
4 10 (7.94%) Service Management
5 9 (7.14%) Project Management
6 7 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 7 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 7 (5.56%) Investment Management
6 7 (5.56%) Migration
6 7 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 7 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.43%) Perl
2 18 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 17 (13.49%) Bash Shell
4 14 (11.11%) Python
5 11 (8.73%) Korn
5 11 (8.73%) SQL
6 5 (3.97%) Java
7 4 (3.17%) Ruby
8 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.97%) Degree
4 4 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.38%) RHCE
6 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) AS 2805
2 2 (1.59%) ISO 8583
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (11.90%) NFS
2 13 (10.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 10 (7.94%) Veritas File System
4 8 (6.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 8 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (6.35%) Xen
5 6 (4.76%) Samba
6 5 (3.97%) SRDF
6 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
8 2 (1.59%) GPFS
8 2 (1.59%) RHEV
8 2 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.79%) KVM
9 1 (0.79%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.79%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.79%) vSphere
9 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (16.67%) Puppet
2 14 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (10.32%) Ansible
4 9 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 9 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.97%) Nagios
5 5 (3.97%) SnapMirror
5 5 (3.97%) SnapVault
5 5 (3.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (3.17%) Cobbler
6 4 (3.17%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.79%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.79%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.79%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (0.79%) OpenView
7 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 30 (23.81%) Oracle
3 23 (18.25%) Veritas
4 18 (14.29%) Sun
5 14 (11.11%) NetApp
6 13 (10.32%) IBM
7 11 (8.73%) VMware
8 9 (7.14%) HP
9 7 (5.56%) EMC
10 6 (4.76%) Brocade
11 5 (3.97%) F5
12 4 (3.17%) Cisco
12 4 (3.17%) Microsoft
12 4 (3.17%) Splunk
13 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.59%) Juniper
13 2 (1.59%) Rackspace
13 2 (1.59%) SaltStack
13 2 (1.59%) Symantec
13 2 (1.59%) Temenos